BLAGDON LAKE BIRDS

Wood Warbler



Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix [Bechstein, 1793]

(Very rare PM)

  1. Present, 9th May 1925 (C. Tuckett, R.P. Gait). See note 1 below.
  2. Present, 23rd April 1934 (K.D. Smith).See note 1 below.
  3. Present, 24th April 1937 (H. Tetley). See note 1 below.
  4. Present, 3rd Sep. 1950 (P.J. Chadwick). See note 2 below.
  5. Present, 1969 (H.H. Davis). See note 3 below.
  6. One, adult , 25th April 1998 (R. M. Curber, N.R. Milbourne et al.).
  7. One, adult , 20th April 2013 (N.R. Milbourne, R. M. Curber et al.).
  8. One, adult , 25th April 2013 (N.R. Milbourne).
  9. Two, adult , 16th April 2015 (N.R. Milbourne (one), C. Craig (two)).

Note 1: These are arrival dates given as "Blagdon". They probably refer to Blagdon Lake, but I'm not sufficiently persuaded to include them as definitive sightings yet.

Note 2: This is a departure date given as "Blagdon". It probably refers to Blagdon Lake, but I'm not sufficiently persuaded to include it as definitive sighting yet.

Note 3: This is a breeding season report referring to "BL". Although lacking in detail, it does at least specify Blagdon Lake as the site, so is the first acceptable record until such time as the earlier records are verified. I have designated Wood Warbler as a 'very rare' visitor to the lakeside.

Bibliography (sources of information)

  1. Blaythwayt, Rev F.L. (ed.). Report on Somerset Birds, 1925. Somersetshire Archaeol. & Nat. Hist. Soc.
  2. Blaythwayt, Rev F.L. (ed.). Report on Somerset Birds, 1934. Somersetshire Archaeol. & Nat. Hist. Soc.
  3. Blaythwayt, Rev F.L. (ed.). Report on Somerset Birds, 1937. Somersetshire Archaeol. & Nat. Hist. Soc.
  4. Davis, A.H. (ed.) Avon Bird Report, 1998. Avon Ornithological Group.
  5. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Bristol Bird Report, 1969. Bristol Naturalists' Society.
  6. Tucker, Dr B.W. (ed.). Report on Somerset Birds, 1950. Somersetshire Archaeol. & Nat. Hist. Soc.

Updated 16 April, 2015